The 21-year-old midfielder knows what it takes to make it into the Forest first-team.
Nottingham Forest;s youngsters took on their Liverpool counterparts in the FA Youth Cup last night. The game, which was played at the City Ground, looked set to head to extra time.
Adam Crookes headed home an equaliser for the home side with three minutes left to cancel out an earlier opener from Liverpool's Herbie Kane.
Forest had done well to get back into the game and it looked like they were all set to take it into an extra 30 minutes.
However Liverpool struck back.
Adam Phillips scored in the final minute and sent Forest packing in the last 16.
It was however a good run from Forest, in which they knocked out Brighton and Hove Albion and Birmingham City's youth teams.
It did not go unnoticed with one Forest first-team member who came through the ranks at the City Ground.
Ben Osborn sent out this tweet last night in support of the young players on show:
Gutted for the Academy in the youth Cup tonight, did so well to get back in the game! #NFFC— Ben Osborn (@OsbornOn1) February 4, 2016
Osborn, originally from Derby, left The Rams academy for Forest in 2003 and has been at the club ever since and came through the same system this batch of talented players will hope to.
Hopefully Osborn can act as something of an inspiration for the current youth squad to aspire to in the future.